Actor Brad Pitt appeared on the cover of the new issue of the British magazine GQ. The actor gave an interview to the publication, and also starred in an unusual photo shoot, the author of which was the Russian-German photographer Elizaveta Porodina.

On the set, the actor posed in Giorgio Armani, Tom Ford, Saint Laurent outfits, vintage clothes, tried on a Thom Browne skirt, and also appeared in the image of Ophelia from Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet” from a painting by the English artist John Everett Millais.

Brad Pitt as Opehelia

Pitt, 58, who has recently become less filming and more involved in producing, said he often thinks about what lies ahead for him, about the path he wants to chart for the last stages of his eventful creative career.

I believe that I am already on my last legs, somewhere in the last semester or trimester. What will happen at this stage? And how do I want to plan it?

The actor also admitted that he writes down his dreams and tries to analyze them. Studying dreams is part of that process, he says, as is digging into one’s own past for the wisdom that comes from trials.

 During the conversation, Brad shared his philosophical remarks about his life and the world.

There’s a lot of talk here in California about “being yourself.” I was tormented by the question: what does “genuine” mean? For me, this means acknowledging the deep wounds that we have.

I have always felt very lonely in my life. Lonely when I was a child, lonely even here, and only recently have I gotten closer to my friends and family.

I am a killer. I am a lover I have the capacity for great sympathy, but I can slip into meanness,

Pitt said, talking about his personality.

 The actor also shared his passion for art, which has reached a new level during the quarantine.

I am one of those people who speak through art. I just want to always create. If I don’t create anything, I kind of die.

He now starts his day by playing the guitar and also works in ceramics and even made two candlesticks for the house, painted in black and gold. The actor described ceramics as “a solitary, very quiet, very tactile sport.”

Art is something inexplicable. Art is something that gives you goosebumps, makes the hair stand on end at the back of your head, makes you cry. Maybe it’s because someone else figured out before you that you’re not alone.

Music fills me with such joy! I think joy was a new discovery for me later in life. I always moved with the flow, drifting first one way and then the other. I think I spent years with mild depression, and only when I came to terms with it, trying to embrace all sides of myself – both beauty and ugliness – I was able to capture these moments of joy.

The actor also spoke about the transition to a healthy lifestyle. For almost six years, Brad has not consumed alcohol.

After Angelina Jolie filed for divorce in 2016 (Brad did not touch on the topic of his personal life in an interview), he stopped drinking and attended Alcoholics Anonymous for a year and a half.

I had a very cool men’s group here, very closed and selective, so it was safe,

Pitt described that time.